ज़मीं पर चल न सका, आसमां से भी गया, काटा के पर को परिंदा उड़ान से भी गया तबाह कर गयी पक्के मकान की ख़्वाहिश, मैं अपने गाँव के कच्चे मकान से भी गया - Shayari by Shahid Kabir Couldn't walk on the ground, couldn't get to the sky After getting his wings cut off, … Continue reading Transmissions of a Satellite Heart #4
Hey look, they're killing himand shooting others in the streets,the world is going mad andthings are getting crazy,Some have turned into cannibals,while others have turned into sheep. Hey look, they're raping witchesand doing all kinds of nasty deeds,there is no truth & no liesand everything is make-believe,the rich get all the richeswhile the poor die … Continue reading Hey Look !!
Unable to stand up from the table, I was inching towards my ruin giving away everything I had ever dreamed of, A hundred eyes watched my slow death, mildly amused. But only you queitly pulled me aside, “Are you mad, can’t you see? This game is rigged, you will lose every penny.” I gave you … Continue reading Untitled #1
See the endless,
See the unknown.
Sunlight shines through a sieve made of a dozen branches and a hundred leaves, upon the blue waters under the blue sky, but a hungry kingfisher decides to destroy this tranquillity, by scooping up its prey leaving behind a glistening display as the light gleams upon the ensuing waves, which spread out all over the … Continue reading An evening near the lake
You are the air that I want to kiss, You are the body that I want to feel, You are the rose that I want to look, You are the light that I want to follow, You are the idea that I want to dream, You are the life that I want to live, to … Continue reading For Margarita, From Amado, Valentine’s, 1962
From under the shade of a hundred branches, I wake up to the indigo of the night With stars burning like lanterns, in the cold far off sky, Some distant worlds and distant villages, Distant people and distant secrets, The lone dog howls in the distance, and I hear a truck tire shriek, interrupting the … Continue reading Under the shade of a hundred branches
As the loose strand of hair comes downyou brushes it off ever so slightly behind the ears,and your fluttering eyes wander all across the room,settling upon everything with a gentle gaze,everything but me,as if I didn't even exist,I don't think that you have made me invisibleto your eyes,but have you? And my gaze,my harmless gaze … Continue reading Have You?
Reflections of self in a dirty puddle light-beams shining on an old denim jacket, sipping time from a glass of gin, exhaling cigarette smoke up in the air, A half empty bottle of Bombay Sapphire clanging against pocket change, drowning out the slow jazz music played by failed artists on familiar saxophones, inside dens of … Continue reading While you Drink Alone
She smiled that smile, that beautiful, haunted smile; She smiled in spite of all the pain and all the scars this world had given her, And she took his breath away. She gave that look with her eyes, that warm, kind look with her eyes, Even though her eyes have seen the worst of everyone, … Continue reading Take My Breath Away